Fortification of human milk is standard practice for feeding very low birth weight infants. However, preterm infants often still experience suboptimal growth and feeding intolerance.
Allergy to cow’s milk proteins is one of the most common food allergies in children, and it is estimated that it affects 2 to 5% of the child population under 3 years of age (Huang and Kim, 2012). Symptoms, that can manifest immediately or within a few hours of consumption, can be cutaneous (itching, hives), gastrointestinal (abdominal pains, diarrhea), respiratory (asthma) or even systemic (anaphylaxis).
Among them, donkey’s milk proved to be the best alternative in feeding infants affected by CMPA, since its chemical composition is comparable to human milk. In this work an in vitro study was performed in order to analyze the IgE reactivity to milk protein allergens from cow
Different nutritional components are able, by modulating mitochondrial function and gut microbiota composition, to influence body composition, metabolic homeostasis and inflammatory state. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects produced by the supplementation of different milks
Donkey’s milk could be considered suitable for feeding young children affected by severe IgE-mediated CMPA because its nutritional properties and composition are very close to human milk.